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Entrepreneurs in Syria face insecurity and political instability, scarcity of financial support, limited access to markets, collapsing infrastructure, and sanctions and payment restrictions, to name a few (AFP/File)
December 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The first issues that come to mind when thinking about the Syrian economy are sanctions, hyperinflation, unemployment, and poverty — but not entrepreneurship.
December 14, 2017 - 14:33 GMT
Four Iraqi citizens have won hundreds of thousands of pounds in High Court damages against the Ministry of Defense over ill-treatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.
Dania Ismail, co-founder of Jusoor. (Al Bawaba)
December 14, 2017 - 13:38 GMT
The term refugee has been stigmatized internationally and in the media especially in regards to Syrians, Jusoor co-founder Dania Ismail talks to Al Bawaba about what the real situation is on the ground.
“We are now heading towards Palestine, after which we will fly north from Jerusalem, the Palestinian capital, to JFK International Airport” (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 13:35 GMT
In defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Jordanian airline pilot recently told his passengers that they were about to fly over Jerusalem, “the Palestinian capital.”
A Yazidi woman stands next to an unearthed mass grave in northern Iraq (Safin Hamed/AFP)
December 14, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
As ISIS faces defeat, evidence of its genocide against the Yazidi people mount.
Katz said that “we don’t want war, and we have no interest in destroying Lebanon, but we will not accept a Lebanese assault on us
December 14, 2017 - 11:39 GMT
Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz Wednesday told London-based Saudi news site Elaph that Israel will not allow Iran to have military bases in Lebanon and threatened to bomb them, left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
Targeted sites and applications included Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp (Shutterstock/File)
December 14, 2017 - 10:59 GMT
Targeted sites and applications included Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Somali soldiers and investigators work at the site of an explosion outside a restaurant in Mogadishu on April 9, 2016 (AFP)
December 14, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
The suicide bomber infiltrated the police checkpoints and blew up himself during a police gathering, Somali National News Agency said, adding the injured had been taken to hospital.
Saudi foreign affairs minister Adel Al Jubeir (L) is welcomed by French foreign affairs minister Jean Yves Le Drian upon his arrival for a summit from the underfunded G5 Sahel anti-terror coalition on Dec. 13, 2017 (Ludovic MARIN/AFP)
December 14, 2017 - 09:28 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday has pledged $100 million towards a multination anti-terror force fighting extremist groups in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Bassil claimed that Abbas promised him to work quickly to provide a piece of land for Lebanon in East Jerusalem (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 09:26 GMT
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Thursday said that he informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of his willingness to establish a Lebanese embassy in occupied East Jerusalem.
Group photo at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on last week's US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, on December 13, 2017 in Istanbul. - Edited photo (YASIN AKGUL / AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 14:59 GMT
In the hours before and since yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital countries across the Arab world condemned the move.
A Lebanese representative said “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine” and that Trump is a cancer of the region, supporting the Zionist entity” (Shutterstock/File)
December 13, 2017 - 14:34 GMT
The Israeli delegation stormed out of the ongoing Euro-Mediterranean Summit meeting after a Lebanese representative criticized the Israeli occupation and U.S. President Donald Trump.
December 13, 2017 - 13:37 GMT
"Since its establishment to date, Israel relies on the principle of force, the usurpation of rights and the displacement, taking advantage of the veto power and the international laxity."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers the opening speech during an Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week's U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, 2017 (EMRAH YORULMAZ / POOL / AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 13:15 GMT
Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizing the city as its capital was deemed a punishment for Palestinians Wednesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Ergodan at a Middle Eastern summit.
Trump and the Senators that supported his Jerusalem move (Al Bawaba)
December 13, 2017 - 12:44 GMT
Trump, for the first time in his time as President, seemed to have enthusiastic and bipartisan support for one of his many blunders.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan delivers the opening speech during an Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week's U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, 2017 (EMRAH YORULMAZ/POOL/AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 11:54 GMT
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are expected to call on the world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital during Wednesday’s Istanbul summit.